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Webster 1828 Edition


Litote

LIT'OTE

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Noun.
[Gr. slender. diminution; extenuation.

Definition 2022


litote

litote

See also: lítote

English

Noun

litote (plural litotes)

  1. (perhaps nonstandard) An instance of litotes.

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Latin litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litótēs); compare English litotes.[1]

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /li.tɔt/

Noun

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]
  2. An instance of such.[1]

References

  1. 1 2 3 litote” in le Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Italian

Etymology

From Latin litotes, in turn from Ancient Greek λιτότης (litótēs).

Noun

litote f (plural litoti)

  1. Litotes

Anagrams


Spanish

Alternative forms

Etymology

From French litote.[1]

Noun

litote f (plural litotes)

  1. Litotes, understatement.[1]

References

  1. 1 2 litote” in Diccionario de la lengua española, Vigésima segunda edición, Real Academia Española, 2001.